The ravishing Ducati Panigale V4 has been voted as the most beautiful bike at 2017 edition of the EICMA Motorcycle Show held in Milan, Italy. This was the 13th edition of the voting process at EICMA and despite some rather good-looking motorcycle unveils and launches, the Panigale V4 fought off tough competition and became the best-looking bike at EICMA 2017 winning 61.17 per cent of the votes. The competition was organised by an Italian motorcycle magazine and out of the previous 13 editions, this is the ninth time a Ducati bike has won the award. This time, over 16,000 enthusiasts voted for the Panigale V4. This year, the 75th edition of EICMA also had a record 600,000 visitors throughout the course of the show.
The Ducati Panigale V4 is the first ever bike from the Ducati stables to get a V4 engine. The 1,103 cc motor makes a massive 211 bhp at 13,000 rpm while the peak torque churned out is a solid 124 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with a bi-directional Ducati Quickshifter. To keep all that power in check, the Panigale V4 also gets a host of electric nannies such as as Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Traction Control, three riding modes (Race, Sport, Street), Ducati Wheelie Control, a bi-directional quick-shifter and a TFT instrumentation console. Also, there is the cornering ABS, Ducati Power Launch, Engine Brake Control and finally, Ducati electronic suspension.
This is perhaps most technically advanced road-going engine that Ducati has made and the engine itself is derived from the V4 engine which is used in the MotoGP race-spec bikes being piloted by Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo in the MotoGP racing championship.